June 22, 2024

Faculty Mentoring Faculty

What is the Faculty Mentoring Program?

The FHSU Faculty Mentoring program focuses on two realms of mentoring: functional (teaching, scholarship, service) and psychosocial (relationship-building, networking, understanding university and academic norms). The Faculty Mentoring Program offers discussion-based events twice each semester, with topics including tenure and promotion, scholarly activity, student engagement, collaborative learning, online teaching, and other items relevant to FHSU faculty. The program is based on mentoring frameworks from the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity, Labin’s AXLES model of mentoring, and peer-reviewed research on mentoring for university faculty.

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What are the benefits of mentorship?

For Mentors

A sense of accomplishment, renewed interest in work, opportunities to hear new ideas, greater research productivity.

For Mentees

Easier assimilation into university culture, reduced social isolation, improved relationships across campus, as well as unique benefits for women, BIPOC faculty, veterans, and others sometimes marginalized in academia .

More Information

Watch this short video presented by Nicole Frank, Director of Professional Development, to learn more about Faculty Mentoring

How Can I Get Started?

After reviewing the materials posted here and mapping your mentoring network, complete the Mentee Information Form and email it to the Director of Professional Development, Nicole Frank. Then, come to the next Faculty Mentoring Event, to meet prospective mentors! 

Resources for Mentors & Mentees

The Faculty Mentoring Program is overseen by the Director of Professional Development with input and support from the Faculty Development Committee and the Teaching Excellence Coordinator. The Director of Professional Development pairs mentors and mentees, conducts frequent check-ins, assesses program outcomes, and reports results to the Provost.   

Faculty Development Team

Nicole M. Frank

Director of Professional Development

Nicole has worked in college faculty support and development since 2010, and has taught college courses since 2003. She earned her BA in English from FHSU, and her MEd in Adult Education and Training from Colorado State University, and is an EdD candidate at Baker University.

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